On Thursday 20th February, Ffion Poole, Hannah Thomas and Christy Taylor went to Swansea where they gave a presentation to Mandy, Leanne and Matthew from the Welsh Ambulance Service. The presentation was of the training Caerphilly People First provides to medical students, and was filmed in order to publicise the working relationship between the Welsh Ambulance Service and people with learning disabilities.
The possibility of Hannah becoming a Learning Disability Community Champion for the Ambulance Service was also discussed. Ffion is already a Champion, and the role involves talking to groups of people with learning disabilities about the work ambulance staff do.
On Thursday 25th July 2019, Ffion Poole, Sharon Cochrane, and Kath Toms, supported by Christy Taylor, visited the Welsh Ambulance Service in Swansea to help them create an easy-read leaflet on how to do CPR and use a Defibrillator. We also had the opportunity to use a dummy to practice how to to CPR and also use a defibrililator. We had a great day, and after all the hard work Jason, one of the paramedics, let us have a go in the ambulance car. We can’t wait for the next visit.
In July Caerphilly People First members visited Springfield centre in Pontllanfraith where they delivered ‘Big Accident, Little Accident’ training training to a lovely group of people. The training concerns when is the right time to call 999 (only if the situation is an emergency). The group also talked about their experiences of calling 999 or 101, and how they have been treated by Paramedics in the past.
We also handed out the ‘About Me’ documents and magnets. The document can be filled in to contain medical information about you (like medication, allergies etc), which you can stick to your fridge using the magnet, and which paramedics can consult if they are called to your home.
At the end of June, Ffion, Kath and Sharon (supported by Christy) visited Bert Denning Centre. The centre provides support for service users who have learning/physical disabilities, and mental health issues. We delivered Safeguarding, and Ambulance training (when to call 999) to the group and staff. We also talked about screening for cervical and bowel cancer, and how the tests are done. We had a brilliant morning and were greeted with such warmth, we look forward to visiting again in the near future.
on Monday 24th September Ffion Bethell delivered some Ambulance training to the cookery class this training includes when to ring 999 and when not to ring 999. If you want more information or would like to have this training please contact us on 01443834444 and ask for Ffion Bethell or Christy Taylor.
Sharon Cochrane,Colin Hill and Kath Toms went to Wood-field side day centre to deliver Ambulance training it includes,when to ring 999 and when not to ring 999. If you want more information or would like to have this training please contact us on 01443834444 and ask for Ffion Bethell or Christy Taylor.
At the moment Ffion Bethell and Colin Hills are the Ambulance Community Champions for the Ambulance Service. They train members on when to ring 999 and when not to ring 999. If you want more information or would like to have this training please contact us on 01443834444 and ask for Ffion Bethell or Christy Taylor.